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On the performance side, I don't run it hard much, one day last fall I saw 32 knots on the gps, but thats with a very light load, I'm still running the factory aluminum 12 pitch, but I think its lost some performance after the last couple of sand bars.With a fishing load It likes to run 18-22 knots 4-5000 rpm, she cruises nice and comfortable there across most chop, and best I can figure will get almost 7 mpg. I'm thinking now of another build, a larger boat, but it will be a while before I can start.
Almost 37mph is pretty darn good out of a 50hp. I'm going with the same motor class in 60hp with a SS prop. Maybe I can squeeze out 40mph, but like you I'm more interested in a comfy cruise speed.
Built: 15ft Skiff, 16ft Skiff, Modified Cheap Canoe.....FS17 coming soon!
If you would like let me know and I will run it through my formula's to see what your top speed would be. I have propped an FS17 with a Yamaha 60HP. So know what the specs and speeds should be. Every boat is different so will need to get your boats specs for an accurate prop selection.
Restored Mirror Dinghy, Bought OD18 built by CL, Westlawn School of Yacht Design courses. LT US Navy 1970-1978
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